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In this edition of the Werriwa e-Newsletter: Lockdown Extended, Income Support, HSC Help, Liverpool Art Exhibition and more...
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Werriwa eNewsletter

16 July 2021

Dear <<First Name>>.

Greater Sydney has been in lockdown for almost three weeks, with a further two-week lockdown just announced. The Delta variant has swept through Australia causing lockdowns in almost every state in the last month.

It is essential that we keep testing numbers high. Please continue to monitor for even the slightest of symptoms including fever, dry cough, tiredness, difficulty breathing and chest pain.

It is critically important you stay at home unless absolutely essential. If we stay at home now and keep testing rates high, it will be better in the long run and will reduce the length of the lockdown.

If you need someone to talk to, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14, Suicide Callback on 1300 659 467 or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636.

Kind Regards

Anne

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In this edition of the Werriwa eNewsletter:

Lockdown Extended

The current lockdown will be extended for another two weeks until 11:59pm on Friday, 30 July.

Online learning for students will also continue for an additional two weeks.

Please get tested if you have any symptoms and adhere to health advice as we enter another week of lockdown.

Restrictions

Restrictions will remain the same as the last update which is as follows:

  • Outdoor public gatherings limited to two people (excluding members of the same household);
  • People must stay in their Local Government Area or within 10km of home for exercise and outdoor recreation, with no carpooling between non-household members;
  • Browsing in shops is prohibited, plus only one person per household, per day may leave the home for shopping;
  • Funerals limited to ten people in total (this will take effect from Sunday, 11 July);

The four reasons to leave your home remain in place:

  • Shopping for food or other essential goods and services (one person only);
  • Medical care or compassionate needs (only one visitor can enter another residence to fulfil carers’ responsibilities or provide care or assistance, or for compassionate reasons);
  • Exercise with no more than 2 (unless members of the same household);
  • Essential work, or education, where you cannot work or study from home.

Get Tested!

If you live in or are staying in Greater Sydney you are now required to have a COVID-19 test every 7 days if your workplace is 50km or more outside Greater Sydney.

Workers are not required to wait for a negative test result but must carry proof of the test, such as an SMS or email.

You do not need a referral to receive a COVID-19 test.

There are more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. Click here to find your nearest clinic or contact your GP.

Income Support

If you’re in a COVID-19 hotspot, lockdown or period of restricted movement, you may be able to get the COVID-19 Disaster Payment if:

  • you live in, work from or have visited a Commonwealth-declared COVID-19 hotspot
  • you live in, work from or have visited a location subject to a state or territory restricted movement order
  • you had paid employment and because you were in the COVID-19 hotspot or are subject to restricted movement, you can’t attend work on or after day 8
  • you don’t have any appropriate paid leave entitlements
  • you aren’t getting an income support payment, Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment, or a state based pandemic payment.

Click here for all available income support

Advice for Families - Schooling

As lockdown continues for another two weeks, parents may not be unaware of what to do as school holidays come to an end. The latest schooling advice is the following:

  • Schools will be learning online
  • Students are encouraged to learn from home
  • No student will be turned away from school
  • Early childhood education services can continue to operate
  • Students should not attend school if unwell, even with mild symptoms of COVID-19.

NSW Health have guidelines for families available on their website here.

Useful Coranavirus Links

24th Annual Liverpool Art Society Exhibition

Entries for the 24th Annual Liverpool Art Society Exhibition open next Monday, 19th of July.

This exhibition has been presented at Casula Powerhouse since 1998, and promotes and celebrates the creative talent of our local region. 

It is open to Liverpool Art Society members of all ages and has a range of prizes for a variety of categories and mediums including painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, photography, and mixed media. 

Click here to find out more about the Exhibition

Save Medicare

Thank you all for the overwhelming response to the Save Medicare campaign.

If you have a story you would like to share about Medicare, please contact my office on (02) 8783 0977 or email Anne.Stanley.MP@aph.gov.au.

If you haven't already, please sign the petition and help me save Medicare.

Click here to sign the petiion.

Order of Australia - Honour a Woman

Each year, exceptional Australians are recognised through the Order of Australia for their outstanding achievement and service to their local community. Too often, however, Australian women have been overlooked in the awarding of these honours.

Since the Order of Australia was established in 1975, women have consistently received fewer than 30 per cent of the Australian honours awards. This has denied women the right to be represented accurately on the public record for their achievements and contributions to our country.

You can nominate a woman for an Order of Australia online any day of the year. 

Click here to nominate a woman you know who is deserving of this honour

HSC Help - Liverpool City Library

Liverpool City Library are offering access to a range of online resources to assist students with Preliminary and HSC courses. The resources include study materials including ATAR notes, topic summaries, tests, text guides and practice exams

You need to:

  • either live or attend a high school in the Liverpool Local Government Area (LGA)
  • be a current year 11 or year 12 student, and
  • have a Liverpool City Library card

Click here to find out more

Online Virtual Tours

Staying at home doesn’t mean we can’t 'visit' some of the most breathtaking places on earth.

During the school holidays I shared many online virtual tours in my Staycation series. 

There are some great virtual tours available online, from my very own workplace (Parliament House), to zoos, museums and galleries, theme parks and some of the planet's greatest natural wonders.

Choose your adventure below:

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